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Zeitschrift für Parasitenkunde

, Volume 70, Issue 3, pp 281–285 | Cite as

Helminth parasites of wild foxes (Vulpes vulpes L.) in The Netherlands

  • F. H. M. Borgsteede
Review Article

Abstract

To study the helminth fauna of wild foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in The Netherlands, material was collected from 139 foxes. The following parasites were found. Cestodes:Taenia spp. 53.3%,Hymenolepis spp. 1.5%; Trematodes:Alaria alata 10.9%,Cryptocotyle lingua 3.6%,Euparyphium melis 1.5%,Apophallus donicus 0.7%; Nematodes:Toxocara canis 73.7%,Uncinaria stenocephala 59.9%,Capillaria aerophila 46.8%,C. plica 23.5%,Molineus patens 5.1%,Crenosoma vulpis 4.5%,Strongyloides spp. 0.7%. The tapewormsMesocestoides spp. andEchinococcus spp. were not seen. No relationship was observed between worm burden and sex, time of year or place of origin.

Keywords

Canis Melis Worm Burden Helminth Parasite Vulpes Vulpes 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. H. M. Borgsteede
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  1. 1.Department of ParasitologyCentral Veterinary InstituteLelystadThe Netherlands

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